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BBC Test Match Special commentator Simon Hughes watches the brilliance of Kumar Sangakkara compound problems for Alastair Cook.
Ten contenders are on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday, 14 December.
Widespread disruption at UK airports was caused by a computer system failure "which has not been seen before", National Air Traffic Services says.
Huge numbers of Shia Muslims are in the Iraqi city of Kerbala to mark the death of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, officials say.
Hearts' Championship visit to Cowdenbeath is one of two matches postponed due to the freezing conditions.
A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her Newtownabbey home has been refused bail at Belfast Magistrates Court.
A landslide on the Indonesian island of Java leaves at least 17 people dead and more than 90 missing.
Memorabilia given to Alex Salmond during his time as first minister are being sold at auction in Glasgow.
Courier firm Yodel has apologised about delivery delays and has promised parcels will get to customers in time for Christmas.
A family, including a three-year-old boy, is forced to jump to safety from a first-floor bedroom after an arson attack on their home.
Kumar Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to a 4-2 one-day series victory over England on a miserable day for Alastair Cook.
Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy is named as the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
A centuries old time capsule thought to have been buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere has been discovered in Massachusetts, USA.
Three men are arrested in connection with the death of a "frail" man at his home in Prestwick, South Ayrshire.
Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has been named as the new leader of Scottish Labour.
Skydiving has been a popular pastime for daredevils for years, but the rise in indoor wind tunnels means that young and old can now experience the thrill without the fear factor.
Motherwell chose former Scunthorpe and Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough to succeed departed manager Stuart McCall.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes John Terry is happy again after undergoing an uncertain period at the club.
A plaque dedicated to murdered schoolteacher Ann Maguire is unveiled in her hometown in Greater Manchester.
A man is taken to hospital with burns after a suspected gas explosion at a flat in Somerset.